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It hasn't even been one week since I've been home from Italy and I am already getting things ready for the 2016 Creative Retreats in Italy!  I know that may seem a little crazy, but I want to make sure everyone has lots of time to plan and save and make payments if they want to join me next year.  There is an amazing line up of teachers for next year and quite exciting things are going on that I know you're going to want to be a part of!

First of all, I want to get all the information up on this website so you can take a look around and find all the details you need.  So if you look around, you will find out more about the teachers and registration and location if you go peak around at the other sections of this website.  

The REGISTRATION will start for BOTH of next years Creative Retreats

THIS SATURDAY... August 1st!  

So make sure you come back here and sign up and get your spot for next years retreats!


 

Here is the line up for next year!

The first Creative Retreat in Italy for 2016 will be on: June 25 - July 2, 2016 and it will be an exciting and new venture for me...

With all the PLANNER craze going on, I have really found a new love for getting organized AND making our planners cute and exciting!  So, with this new found love I have discovered a whole new WORLD of "Planner girls".  I have asked two of them to join us for the week to show us some creative ways to stay organized, record or memories, and document our lives in CREATIVE ways!

Here's a little about Cori Spieker of THE RESET GIRL:

 

I’m Cori Spieker and am known on social media as The Reset Girl. I gave myself that name when life’s circumstances offered me the option to push the reset button and start over. And what a blessing that decision has been. In this exciting chapter of my life, I am a passionate planner girl, inspiring thousands of other planner girls on my Instagram and YouTube channels with my photos, tips, encouraging messages and how to videos. I am the creator and hostess of the ListersGottaList challenge on Instagram, a creative activity that over 15,000 people participate in each month. I recently launched The Creative Planner online workshop with fellow planner girl and artist, Christy Tomlinson. In addition, my new husband and I are accidental entrepreneurs, running The Reset Girl Shop together and supplying the planner community with beautiful and original planner stickers and decorating kits that make planning a form of creative expression. Encouraging women to use their creative gifts is my passion.    

 You can follow her online at:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/theresetgirl/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoriTheResetGirl/videos

Website: http://theresetgirl.com/

 

Meet Brandin O'Neil, Owner of Webster's Pages:

 

Family defines most of what surrounds me. An encouraging & loving husband, selfless & supporting parents, friendship & companionship from my four brothers & sisters ~ which I am the oldest ~ and a son & daughter that show me that true love is a breathless emotion....My family has created the way I am & I strive to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister & business partner everyday. 

I love to create. Period. Whether it's cooking sauce & meatballs for Sunday night dinners, designing a website for Webster's Pages, writing "Thinking of You" cards for my girlfriends or designing an entirely new concept for the "next stage" of our company....yikes....the creative process never turns off.

I am most creative when I hibernate in coffee shops & bookstores....no emails, no phone calls, no office...good excuse, huh? I love to get inspiration from home decor & design magazines. When I let my mind wander and daydream about color & balance, I then start to create products and concepts for Webster's Pages as well as my own home style. 

I am very fortunate that I own a creative company with my brother, Tim. He allows me to continue to use my ability to create & build a business using instinct & passion for what I have always loved to do. I am very lucky.   

Her website is:

www.websterspages.com

This is going to be such a FUN week with these ladies!  If you love your planner, love being organized (or the idea of it...) and want to learn some great ideas from these PLANNER GIRLS, THIS is the week for YOU! We have lots of surprises in store and would LOVE for you to join us!

Price for this 7 Night Creative Retreat - $3,659** ($160 Discount - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - if you sign up before August 15th)

** Price does not include airfare - For details on what is included you can check out the SIGN UP page.

For the 2nd Creative Retreat in Italy, it will be:  September 10 - 17, 2016 and I am SO excited to say that I will be having my 2nd Art & Faith Creative Retreat!  

This has been such a wonderful week together with woman of faith, creating art and learning more about our God given gifts and He wants to use us through those gifts He's given us.  I look forward to seeing what the Lord wants to teach us through our week together during the beautiful Fall Season on Lake Como in 2016!

Here's a little about Shanna Noel, Founder of the Journaling Bible Community on Facebook and Illustrated Faith:

Hi friends! My name is Shanna Noel and I live in Sonoma County, California with my husband Jonathan and our two beautiful daughters. We traveled all over the country before settling back home and I have never been happier to be surrounded by family!

I have always had a passion for capturing the little details I want to remember 10 years from now . When I discovered paper scrapbooking through Studio Calico in the summer of 2011 I fell in love with the whole process but it wasn’t until I started using my journaling bible that I really felt the meaning behind what I was creating. I was extremely nervous to share my new form of worship as I wasn’t sure how people would react to it. Looking back, I am so glad that I listened to the whisper that God put on my heart to share with you all, because from the moment I shared that first post on my blog (in early March, 2014) it has been a wildfire that just keeps growing. By sharing that I was documenting my faith right there in my bible, it turned the light bulb on for so many women… “YES!!! it’s okay to use the gifts God has given you to glorify HIM!”. I am excited to travel the world and share this form of worship with new friends an sisters in Christ!! 

You can follow Shanna at:

www.illustratedfaith.com

Journaling Bible Community on FB

 

Meet Artist, Photographer & Blogger, Junelle Jacobsen:

Junelle Jacobsen, a small-town girl that loves daily adventure.  She is smitten with God (a bit of a nun-in-disguise), a wife & mother to all boys-men, a fresh and playful artist, a passionate photographer, and a shepherdess that loves the littlest of lambs.  She is just as comfortable feeding and herding sheep in the rugged fields as she is painting in studios around the world.   

A life-long visual artist her current works bring photography, art journaling, poetry, acrylic, pen & ink together: colorful layered collages of twigs and blooms from summer gardens, armfuls of fresh produce from Farmer’s Markets, old pioneer homes and barns, aprons and skirts flying in spring breezes and of course the lambs and sheep from the blessed barnyard. 

She has a love of hope-filled messages for all of us that bring many to her website seeking new inspiration and mentoring.  Invested in her creative life, her studio is filled with equal measures of nature's gifts and fresh new sketches. 

This is going to be such a wonderful week with these ladies!  The first Art & Faith Creative Retreat  just ended last week and I miss all the ladies already... I can't wait to have another group next year in this beautiful setting as we see what the Lord can do when our "Art & Faith Collide"

Price for this 7 Night Art & Faith Creative Retreat - $3,499** ($160 discount - Early Bird Special - if you sign up before August 15th) ** Price does not include airfare


Can you believe this group of ladies I get to travel with next year??  I am BEYOND blessed to have such beautiful women saying YES to teaching with me in Italy next year!  I can't wait to share this place that has stolen my heart with then, and YOU,  and I pray that you will consider joining us at one of these truly incredible Creative Retreats next year! (I'm not just saying that... you should hear the ladies talking about the retreats after they go home... and want to come back!)

SO, if you are interested, please feel free to look at my website under the SIGN UP page for more details on the pricing and what is included during the week.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me as well!  I'm away from home for a week, but will be checking my email and trying to get back on a daily basis.  

THIS SATURDAY, you can come back here,        to the SIGN UP page and click on REGISTRATION and you can RESERVE YOUR SPOT for next year by clicking on one of the retreat buttons and pay the $400 Deposit to secure your space.

Hope to see you in Italy next year!

Laura 

P.S.  For pricing details and what is included, you can go to the REGISTRATION PAGE and click on the Icon (image) for the Creative Retreat you are interested in.  (Right now it says SOLD OUT b/c it hasn't gone LIVE yet... It will go LIVE on Saturday morning, August 1st)












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